VOITH H


VOITH H
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26.4.1885 Heidenheim/D - 7.1.1971 Heidenheim/D
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Hanns Voith was a son of Friedrich Voith (1840-1913). He graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Technical University of Dresden to enter Voith machine works at Heidenheim after the father had passed away in 1913. Hanns took over as technical director, whereas his brother Hermann was responsible for economy. Once his two brothers had passed away after World War II, Hanns took over the entire Voith works, partly located in Germany and partly in Austria, until retirement in 1969. During his term, the Voith works were significantly developed, sales increased and director Voith was particularly proud of his steady support of young collaborators.
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Voith works included originally two main branches, namely machinery for paper production and turbine design. From the 1930s, hydraulic gears were also produced which became the independent gear furnisher Voith Getriebe in 1961. Likewise, Voith Turbo was founded in the 1950s and specialized in hydraulic couplings. In 1970 Voith engineering included some 13,000 collaborators in three continents. Branch works then were located in addition to those previously mentioned in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Tolosa in Spain, and Kansbahal in India. From the 1930s, Voith was the main furnisher of ventilators for wind tunnels. These included those of the Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt DVL in Berlin-Adlershof, the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luftfahrt in Braunschweig, the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug in Darmstadt and a number of University Laboratories and the German aviation industry. Voith was awarded the Honorary Doctorates from Stuttgart Technical University in 1929 and from Technical University of Darmstadt in 1953 for his outstanding contributions to hydraulic machinery, and the Grosses Verdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1952, among many other decorations from German and foreign countries.
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